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Violence at Puerto Rico’s San Sebastin Festival Leaves 13 Dead

Violence at Puerto Rico’s San Sebastin Festival Leaves 13 Dead

Violence during the long San Sebastian Street Festival weekend in Old San Juan, the best-known festival in Puerto Rico, left 13 people dead. continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, said on the weekend here that "there's no part of my heart that's not from Puerto Rico" and encouraged all Latinos to pursue their dreams. continue reading »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez will speak at an event on Saturday, January 19 at the Organization of American States in Washington as part of the Latino Inaugural 2013 activities. The Congressman will deliver an address about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013 continue reading »

Puerto Rico Gov. Garcia Padilla Remains Committed to Creating 50,000 New Jobs

Puerto Rico Gov. Garcia Padilla Remains Committed to Creating 50,000 New Jobs

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla reiterated his commitment to create 50,000 new jobs in the next 18 months. continue reading »

Traditional Puerto Rican Festival is Dedicated to Draco Rosa

Traditional Puerto Rican Festival is Dedicated to Draco Rosa

This year's edition of the traditional San Sebastian Street Festivals, which began Thursday in the historic heart of Old San Juan, is dedicated to Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa. continue reading »

Calle 13’s Residente Weds Model Soledad Fandiño in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Residente Weds Model Soledad Fandiño in Puerto Rico

Calle 13 frontman Residente has married Argentine model and actress Soledad Fandiño, a source close to the artist confirmed on Tuesday. continue reading »

Singer Luis Fonsi Denies Infidelity Accusations Leveled in Ex-Wife’s Book

Singer Luis Fonsi Denies Infidelity Accusations Leveled in Ex-Wife’s Book

Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi denied Tuesday in an open letter all the accusations of infidelity that his ex-wife, actress Adamari Lopez, made against him in her book "Viviendo" (Living). continue reading »

Spanish Basketball Coach Paco Olmos Signs with Puerto Rico’s BSN

Spanish Basketball Coach Paco Olmos Signs with Puerto Rico’s BSN

Spaniard Paco Olmos is now the coach of the Santurce Cangrejeros, one of the 10 clubs in Puerto Rico's BSN pro basketball league. Olmos said at a press continue reading »

Adamari Lopez Discuses Desire To Join Motherhood

Adamari Lopez Discuses Desire To Join Motherhood

Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez, on hand this week for a presentation of her first book entitled "Viviendo" (Living), told Efe that her greatest hope is to become a mom. continue reading »

Christian Band Son By Four Promotes New Single

Christian Band Son By Four Promotes New Single

The Puerto Rican Christian music group Son By Four, known internationally for the number "A Puro Dolor" (Purest of Pain), is promoting their new single, "Si Los Ves Llorar" (If You See Them Cry). continue reading »

Draco Rosa’s New Album “Vida” Will Include Songs from Ricky Martin and Shakira

Draco Rosa’s New Album “Vida” Will Include Songs from Ricky Martin and Shakira

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa will release on March 19 his new album "Vida" (Life), on which he performs his greatest hits along with friends and colleagues such as Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra and Shakira. continue reading »

Popular Puerto Rican TV Show Canceled Following Protests

Popular Puerto Rican TV Show Canceled Following Protests

SuperXclusivo, the most-watched show on Puerto Rican television, will no longer be broadcast after a boycott staged in response to comments by host Kobbo Santarrosa that appeared to blame a murder victim for his own death, Primera Hora daily said Wednesday. continue reading »

Baseball’s Hall of Fame Has 4 Puerto Ricans on Ballot

Baseball’s Hall of Fame Has 4 Puerto Ricans on Ballot

Edgar Martinez and Bernie Williams head a group of four Puerto Ricans up for consideration in this year's Major League Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, the results of which will be announced on Wednesday. continue reading »

Eleven Gold Bars Valued at $1.7 MIllion Seized as Contraband at Puerto Rico Airport

Eleven Gold Bars Valued at $1.7 MIllion Seized as Contraband at Puerto Rico Airport

Several courier packages were seized this week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Rafael Hernandez International Airport containing 11 gold bars arriving from Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. continue reading »

Two Dominican Drug Smugglers Arrested with $29 Million Worth of Cocaine on High Seas

Two Dominican Drug Smugglers Arrested with $29 Million Worth of Cocaine on High Seas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities, seized over 2,600 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained two Dominican smugglers during an at-sea interdiction Sunday in the Caribbean Sea. continue reading »